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to speak their minds and assemble without fear. and on the rule of law a d presatuaeee rights of all people. in other words, true democracy, real freedom, is hard work. those inou power have to resist the temptation to crack down on dissidents. inard onomic times, trs mu be tempted -- may be tempted to rally the people around perceived enemies at home and abroad rather than focusing on the painstaking work of reform. moreover, there will always be those that rt n re diors who cling to power, corrupt interests that depend on the statuses company. and extremists who f the flames of hate and division. from northern ireland to south asia, from africa to the ntseto t pacific rim, we've witnessed convulsions that can accompany transitions to a new political order. at time the conicts a rise look the fault lines of race or d n aisom difficulties of reconciling tradition and faith with the diversity and enter dependee of the modern world. in every country,here are those who find different religis beliefs threatening, in every culture those who love freedom for themselves must ask themselves how mu
law rocked the legal world? and that's not all. there are several big cases coming up, big issues that become part of the conversation in the presidential race if they aren't already. pete williams is at the supreme court. all right, pete. let's start with some of the top cases. one by one, affirmative action. >> virtually every college in america that's selected uses affirmative action in some ways to achieve a racially diverse campus. this better prepares students for the working world. upheld nine years ago, but this time it faces a new challenge with the big change on the courts. who wrote that opinion upholding it is gone replaced by samuel alito. the case o comes from the university of texas which allows basically every top academyive performer in a texas high school, guarantees them submission. one factor they look at in rounding out the class, the question is whether they discriminates, it's challenged by a white student who failed to get in. >> we heard a lot during the primaries about gay marriage. tell us about the act. >> signed by president clinton defines marriage be
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